As many as 59 women received permits last year. Of them, 33 women had succeeded in conquering the world's tallest peak, reports Xinhua news agency.
"As we have not stopped providing permits for this season, the number of women seeking permits may rise further," Ram Prasad Sapkota, DoT under secretary told Xinhua.
A total of 346 climbers have received permits from the Nepalese government to climb Everest as of Thursday, according to DoT.
With 15 climbers, Nepal tops the list of women participants followed by the US (nine), India (eight), China (seven) and Britain (four).
Since Japanese climber Junko Tabei became the first woman to climb Mt.Everest in May 1975, a total of 356 women have reached the top, according to the DoT.
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